STYLE GURU BIO: Nicole Coppins

STYLE GURU BIO: Nicole Coppins

And here we are, a new year fresh with opportunity, promise, and tons of new trends to try. Each new year, I make resolutions with the hopes of becoming the best version of myself. Some resolutions involve my day-to-day habits, some involve personal and professional goals, and even style resolutions. A previous style resolution of mine was to streamline my closet to make a capsule wardrobe of sorts. Ironically, my style resolution this year is reversing that very concept.

Now that my wardrobe has become very streamlined and focused, I am ready to add a new element. I rarely wear bright colors or bold prints, though I admire them from afar on everyone from my peers to models walking in Dolce & Gabanna’s collections.

My style resolution for 2017 is to bring more color back into my wardrobe. I have spent the past year or so stocking up on the basics: a great pair of black heels, a goes-with-everything black skirt and simple chokers. Now, I am ready to add some fun pieces back into my wardrobe. I have the basics to create my looks, now I just need an element of excitement. I mean, getting dressed every morning should be fun, right?

This red blouse was one of the first pieces I picked up with this resolution in mind. Red compliments the copious amounts of black that I already own, and seems to be a quick fix to my lack of color. I also love that this blouse can be dressed up or down and worn in any season (with the right layers, or lack thereof).

While on my tropical winter break vacation, I styled my outfit with minimal accessories and let the blouse do the talking. I paired my bright red blouse with a simple black circle skirt, black heels, a velvet choker and dainty silver stud earrings. Back home in the cold, I could easily wear this outfit with a few additions: tights, booties, and a chic leather jacket for warmth.

I’m so excited to be back for my second semester as a CollegeFashionista Style Guru. Be sure to stay tuned for monthly articles chronicling the latest trends around my campus as well as some updates and inspirations for my style resolution of the year!